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Social Media Volunteer

Posted by
Therapy4thePeople
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New York, NY
New
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Published 5 months ago

Therapy4thePeople (therapy4thepeople.org) is a new non-profit making it easier to access mental healthcare in the US by focusing on three of the biggest barriers to care: cost, complexity, and cultural mismatch. We’re building the first national directory of free and low-cost mental health services that goes beyond therapy to include overlooked sources of support like chat services, support groups, research studies, and self-guided programs. We also bring expertise and insider knowledge to our blog, where we publish guidance on navigating the mental health system and finding culturally sensitive care. We’re excited to expand our communications team to ensure that we get these important resources to the people who need them most. 


Role Description: We're looking for a volunteer to help plan our social media content and manage our accounts on Twitter and Instagram. The volunteer will play a key role in disseminating our work to help-seekers and mental health professionals on these platforms. Their primary role will be to create social media content that promotes our directory and blog and provides updates on our work. We’re also looking for someone who will find, create, and share online content aligned with our organization’s values (e.g., health equity, culturally sensitive care, evidence-based treatments, social justice). The volunteer will track social media engagement to help us maximize Therapy4thePeople’s impact and reach. One year commitment is required, with a flexible schedule of approximately 3-5 hours per week, including regular check-ins with our Executive Team. If looking for additional hours or experiences, this role can be expanded.


Qualifications: 

  • Proficient with major social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram (TikTok is a plus!).
  • Strong writing skills and creativity.  
  • Experience creating visual content (e.g., infographics, memes).
  • Experience with the mental health field (e.g., psychology student, provider, consumer).
  • Commitment to increasing access to affordable and culturally sensitive mental health services.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and collaborative.
  • No formal higher education is necessary – instead, enthusiasm for and sincere interest in improving access to mental health services is most important.


Why join us? 

  • Work on a collaborative team of early career professionals in psychology and social work who are committed to supporting and mentoring the volunteer.
  • Take on a fulfilling and impactful role that promotes mental health access.
  • Flexible schedule and independence.


Our work centers the needs and experiences of people from marginalized groups, especially Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and those from lower income backgrounds. We know that we can only achieve our mission if our team reflects the communities we aim to serve. Applicants who bring a diversity of lived experiences and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Therapy4thePeople (therapy4thepeople.org) is a new non-profit making it easier to access mental healthcare in the US by focusing on three of the biggest barriers to care: cost, complexity, and cultural mismatch. We’re building the first…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
NY-25, New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that includes information about relevant mental health and social media experience, and two relevant sample Twitter or Instagram posts (preferably with visual content). Applications are due Sunday June 6. Applicants should expect to hear back regarding their application within two weeks, and if deemed a strong fit for the role, will be invited to a Zoom interview with the Therapy4thePeople co-founders. Please direct all inquiries about this position and application materials to:


Therapy4thePeople Executive Team

therapy4thepeople@gmail.com

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that includes information about relevant mental health and social media experience, and two…

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